Daylight Saving Whine

Esp DST.jpg

Sen. John Esp (R-Big Timber) says he knocked on 4,800 doors during his campaign, and the biggest issue – besides not raising taxes – was getting rid of Daylight Saving Time. He introduced a bill to establish “Montana Standard Time,” which would remain constant year-round.

Who elected her?

Arntzen OP2I.jpg

Our illustrious Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, spoke at a Capitol rally supporting “school choice.” She said, “Public and private schools work together.” It’s good to have her back in the loco arena.

Seriously?

Sales Wall.jpg

It’s just the first week – it didn’t take long for weirdness to arise in the 66th Legislature. Senate President Scott Sales will introduce a bill to help fund The Wall, along with a resolution supporting Trump in his intransigent stance during the shutdown.

Fear of cooperation

House Rules.jpg

A  cabal of right-wing representatives fears a change to House rules that would enable a change from 60 to a simple majority of 51 votes to “blast” a bill from committee for debate on the floor.  Rules Committee Chair Derek Skees (R-Nutcase) shut down the committee before a vote could take place on the proposed change. He said it would create an “oligarchy” of Democrats and moderate Republicans.  Big word for Derek; he’s probably confusing it with “bipartisanship.”